Eastern Redbud (Columbus Strain)

Cercis canadensis Columbus Strain

This is a very attractive shrub or can act as a small tree. The branches are covered with masses of small, florescent lavender flowers around early spring (April) before the leaves appear. The leaves are heart shaped and dark green. This tree is sited best away from prevailing winds. It was grown from McKay's own seed source originally from the oldest trees in Columbus, Wisconsin. All or our plants are grown as multiple stem shrub form plants that can be left branched close to the ground or can be limbed up to create a nice micro climate for shade loving perennials or other ground cover beneath. This tree can experience some die-back if planted north of the Madison, Wisconsin area. Hardiness zone 4. Mature size is around 12-20' tall x 15-18' wide.

Growing Zones: 4-9

Bloom Time: April
Color: Green, Pink, Purple, Yellow
Plant Size: 12-20' tall x 15-18' wide
Flower Color: Florescent lavender
Fall Color: Yellow
Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil
Conditions:
Normal, Sandy, Clay, Acidic, Wet
Low
Maintenance:
Yes
Deer
Resistant:
No
Attracts
Butterflies:
No
Attracts Bees: Yes
Attracts
Birds:
No
Edible: No
Native: Yes